In a little over three months’ time, the Nintendo Switch will have been on the market for five whole years. Despite that, the system has just enjoyed its best-ever week in the UK.
That’s according to GamesIndustry.biz’s Christopher Dring, who reports that “last week was the biggest sales week ever for Nintendo Switch” in the region. Dring explains that Nintendo’s Black Friday console bundle, which included a copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a three-month Switch Online subscription, helped the system to reach new levels of success.
It was an “absolute dominant display,” he said.
The current UK chart data certainly backs up this news, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe leaping up the charts from seventh place to first during Black Friday week. That console bundle no doubt helped the game to climb the pecking order, beating the likes of FIFA and Minecraft to the top along the way.
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